January 22nd, 2014
Cutting out the middleman: Everydisk from Avatron Software promises simple, private, secure access to all of your files
As more and more of us have begun to embrace this whole “cloud” thing, we’ve gotten pretty loose with how share files with one another—and how we access our own files. Because right now, more often than not, there’s another entity of some sort serving as the go-between in the whole process. But that may be coming to an end, if Portland’s Avatron has their way.
How many times has this happened: You’re traveling with your laptop, and need to get some work done, but you realize you left one of the files you need on your computer at the office.
Everydisk completely solves this problem by making it easy for you to create a secure, direct connection between the computer you’re using and any or all of your other computers. The remote computer’s hard drive appears on your desktop, just as it would if you plugged it in directly. You can then click through all your folders on that drive, or any drive or networked server connected to that remote computer.
Sound interesting? Well, time to put your money where your mouth is. Because Avatron has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the concept.
They’re making some good progress, but they haven’t quite passed their goal yet. And there are only a couple of more days to get in.
So get to it.